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New lethal drug supply found for Texas executions

Houston - A serial killer was put to death on April 3 in Texas. This followed the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the lawyers' demand that the source of the lethal injection drug be revealed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Missouri executes man before U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal

Bonne Terre - A Missouri death row inmate was put to death by lethal injection 24 minutes before the United States Supreme Court rejected his final appeal, with the state arguing that it is perfectly legal to kill a prisoner before their due process has run its course.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev

Boston - U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday announced that he authorized federal prosecutors in Boston to seek the death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect

Boston - Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with 30 federal crimes related to the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260.

Eighth Circuit delivers a blow to Missouri Death-Row inmates

Saint Louis - An opinion by a majority of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has possibly foreclosed Missouri Death-Row offenders from being able to prove the dangers they allege comes from drugs used in lethal injections obtained from a compounding pharmacy.
In the Media by Stephen Pope

U.S. Supreme Court to examine IQ threshold for death penalty

Washington - Eleven years after the Supreme Court held the mentally disabled cannot be executed, the court will examine standards the states use to determine if a prisoner is mentally retarded and therefore cannot be put to death.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Ohio runs out of execution drug

Lucasville - It's a good news, bad news scenario. Ohio got to kill a guy last night. And he had a killin' coming if you believe in capital punishment.

Jury in California recommends death for serial killer, 79

San Rafael - The jury recommended Joseph Naso, known as the "Alphabet Killer" because the four women he was convicted of murdering had identical first and last initials, be put to death for his crimes.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Delhi gang rape: Will the convicted get death?

New Delhi - On Friday, a fast-track court in Delhi will sentence the four accused in the Dec.16 gang-rape trial. Indians wait in anticipation whether the four accused will be sentenced to death or will get life imprisonment.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 1 comment
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